I confirmed to Chancellor Merkel Poland’s readiness to veto EU budget: PM

I told Chancellor Angela Merkel that Poland expects further work on a solution that would guarantee the full rights of all the EU Member States and confirmed our readiness to veto the new EU budget, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Friday on social media after a videoconference with Ms Merkel.

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The main topic was the issue of the negotiations about the EU budget for the years 2021-2027 and the ordinance concerning linking the budget with the rule of law, which Poland and Hungary oppose.

“The criteria placed in the ordinance are general and vulnerable to very wide interpretation,” PM Morawiecki pointed out on Facebook.

“I told Chancellor Angela Merkel that Poland expects further work to find a swift solution that would guarantee the full rights of all the EU Member States and respect for the treaty procedures,” the PM wrote.

He also called for “deep analysis of our views not only from the point of view of the dispute but also the unity and the future vision of Europe.”

The PM also expressed Poland’s readiness to veto the new budget, “if we do not find a solution that is good for the whole EU, not only some of its members.”

“The meeting took place in a good atmosphere of respecting differences in our opinions,” the PM wrote.

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